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How-to: Easy Slow Cooker Meals

If you’re looking for an easy way to feed your family, a slow cooker will definitely do the trick!

A slow cooker is probably one of the most underused and underrated appliances in your kitchen, but there are so many reasons to put it to use. 

  • It’s a great time saver which is perfect for busy parents who are cooped up at home with their kids. 
  • It can be used anytime of the year, even during those hot summer months because it doesn’t generate much heat.
  • It’s very energy efficient!

To get you started, here’s a few of our favourite slow cooker recipes: 

Tuscan Chicken in a Pesto Wine Sauce

This “fine dining” dish is made with only five simple ingredients, including white wine. What’s not to like about that?

Thai-Style Sweet Chili Chicken

Yes, you can cook a whole chicken in a slow cooker. This recipe uses fragrant Thai ingredients and teams well with rice or noodles and Thai greens.

Lemony Lime Slow Cooked Chicken

Lemon juice, lime juice, apple juice and a variety of herbs come together to make this tangy chicken dinner. Add red pepper flakes if you like a little heat and serve this saucy meal with rice orzo pasta.

Chicken Marrakesh 

This slow cooker meal can be put together in the morning or the night before and refrigerated. If you want to liven it up, toss in a cup or two of peas in when the meal is cooked and let them warm up for five minutes.

Chili Cranberry Fusion Meatballs

Turn these tangy appetizers into a meal by serving them on a bed or rice and a side of vegetables.